Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Too many names for Pomeroy

Kevin Myers was highly critical of Ulster-Scots culture in his entertaining column (Comment, April 27). I have one example for him of Ulster-Scots culture which has no academic credibility.

Is the village of Pomeroy the only village in Ireland to have three names on its 'in' and 'out' signs: Pomeroy, Cavanakeeran and Aipplescaw?

On inquiry, I'm informed this third name, picked out of the air by some Ulster-Scots enthusiast, has something to do with apples. Please remove this. One should indulge in cultural activities because one likes doing them, not as a reaction to the 'other' culture.

We are very proud of our local bread though: wheaten, soda and potato bread. I assume these came over with my Scottish ancestors.

GMW

Dungannon, Co Tyrone

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